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The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory through Noon today for what they describe as, “the snow-prone areas” of Western New York.
Genesee County is not among them, nor is Orleans, at least not this time.
Forecasters are predicting a lake-enhanced snowfall of 2 to 4 inches and slippery driving conditions.
The advisory covers Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie counties.

On the police beat this morning:
It took three months but lawmen in Orleans County got their man.
22-year-old Keith George of Albion has been arrested on 14 criminal charges related to the sale and distribution of cocaine in Albion and Medina. When lawmen moved in with the metal bracelets yesterday, George allegedly fled on foot but didn’t get far.

Batavia Police say 33-year-old Richard Wolfe Junior of Garbaldi Avenue, Oakfield, pulled up to the Hot Shots Coffee window, presumably to place an order. Instead, police say, he deliberately exposed himself to the female barista on duty. Wofle was collared a short time later and charged with public lewdness.

The Salvation Army in Batavia is reporting results for this year’s Red Kettle campaign.
The local campaign went over the top.
Collections totaled $69,329 while the goal was $65,000.
The Batavia Salvation Army helped out 1,324 area families this year.

The Russian junior hockey team should finally be heading home Friday morning.  They remained in Buffalo on Thursday after winning the gold medal in a 5-3 win over Canada at HSBC Arena.  The team members were kept off a Delta flight to Atlanta because of what airport sources called their "disruptive behavior."  The sources said the celebrating team posed a safety threat. Airport sources said it appeared the tournament champions were still celebrating when the incident occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday.

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